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actionhac
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: bremms]
      #5580563 - 12/20/12 12:23 PM

The 100" Hooker.
I don't need to own it I just want to use it to explore the heavens for the rest of my life.

I'll just park a single wide in the back and I'll be as quiet as a church mouse.

Robert


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bremms
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: actionhac]
      #5580638 - 12/20/12 12:57 PM

The Lick 120" is a really handsome telescope. The 36 inch refractor there is such a nice instrument. The building has the smell of old wood and grease. It gave me a wonderful sensation.
The road up there is a wicked drive, never got to do it in a really capable car or bike.

Edited by bremms (12/20/12 12:59 PM)


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Ziggy943
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: bremms]
      #5580803 - 12/20/12 02:33 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

This one still does it for me.

Edited by Ziggy943 (12/20/12 02:33 PM)


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Laz
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: actionhac]
      #5580810 - 12/20/12 02:37 PM

amen to the Hundred inch

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bremms
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Laz]
      #5581404 - 12/20/12 08:31 PM

Never seen the Hooker in person, but it was areal feat back in the teen's. Plate glass mirror with lots of bubbles.

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desertrefugee
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5581496 - 12/20/12 09:33 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

You guys might laugh, but I'm a simple man. Hanging in and around these parts (this forum) for some years now, I'd always been intrigued with the 60mm f20's that popped up from time to time - but with nowhere near the regularity of many other more "mainstream" classic Japanese refractors.

It may not be the Holy Grail, but when I scored an SPI f20 earlier this year, I sure felt like I'd found it.

Like I said, I'm a simple man...


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droid
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: desertrefugee]
      #5581521 - 12/20/12 09:53 PM

Darrell; thats one fine looking scope man.......

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droid
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5581524 - 12/20/12 09:54 PM

Ziggy; oh my thats a gorgeous scope, whats the diameter???

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Jason H.
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5581700 - 12/20/12 11:46 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

A 16" Criterion Dynascope would be interesting! (or the 12.5" or 10" in that order.) I suspect that I'll still be happy with my RV-6 (second from the right below) even after the telescope fairy delivers the 16" though

Regards, Jason W. Higley


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Ziggy943
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: droid]
      #5581712 - 12/21/12 12:00 AM

Quote:

Ziggy; oh my thats a gorgeous scope, whats the diameter???




It's the 9" Clark in my sig line.


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clintwhitman
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5581866 - 12/21/12 04:37 AM

Ziggy!!

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Ham Radio
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5582040 - 12/21/12 08:31 AM

And then I went into the Air Force, lost interest, moved to Ca. and then back here to Mn. and got back into astronomy. Now I have to see if I can find out what happened to it!

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bierbelly
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5582271 - 12/21/12 10:52 AM

Quote:

This one still does it for me.




I imagine setting that up at a remote site requires some determination!


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bob midiri
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5582314 - 12/21/12 11:27 AM

Quote:

A 16" Criterion Dynascope would be interesting! (or the 12.5" or 10" in that order.) I suspect that I'll still be happy with my RV-6 (second from the right below) even after the telescope fairy delivers the 16" though

Regards, Jason W. Higley




Jason awesome!! Hey can i borrow your picture to prove to my wife that I ain't as nuts as she thinks with all my scopes!!!


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StarWrangler
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5582330 - 12/21/12 11:35 AM

Ziggy,

Fantastic Scope!

I really love that Byers Mount, What year is it?

I still have my 1070's 6 inch full dia Byers drive.


Alan O.


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Eric P
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5582340 - 12/21/12 11:39 AM

The legendary 8" Vega Mak Newt

Hey Bierbelly, you having a garage sale anytime soon?


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Ziggy943
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: StarWrangler]
      #5582372 - 12/21/12 12:03 PM

Quote:

Ziggy,

Fantastic Scope!

I really love that Byers Mount, What year is it?

I still have my 1070's 6 inch full dia Byers drive.


Alan O.




My friend Brent W. and I got the first two production models. I think it was 1982.


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Ziggy943
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5582377 - 12/21/12 12:06 PM

Quote:

Ziggy!!




Clint,

When are you bringing the Pearl to Utah? And don't say right after I bring the Clark to Mnt. Pinos. I would love to see our scopes side by side. What a photo-op that would be.


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jjbird
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? new [Re: Ziggy943]
      #5582409 - 12/21/12 12:25 PM

Wow!...That is the Holy Grail indeed.

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bierbelly
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Re: What's the Holy Grail for you Classic Forum types? [Re: Eric P]
      #5582450 - 12/21/12 12:42 PM

Quote:

The legendary 8" Vega Mak Newt

Hey Bierbelly, you having a garage sale anytime soon?




Well lets see, I'm 58 now and none of my kids would appreciate it...


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